COO, UNDP SDG Innovative Finance
In UNDP Artak works on impact investment and innovative finance approaches to address SDGs through engagements with private sector under various arrangements: venture accelerators, funds, innovative impact focused financial tools, PPP projects. He had number of speaking engagements representing UNDP at global convenings related to sustainable and responsible businesses and impact investments in US, France, Switzerland, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Russia etc. He is also amongst Top 100 Fintech for SDG Influencers named by LATTICE80’s.
Artak has 25-year track record of exposure to businesses and non-profit projects in over 40 countries. Before joining UNDP, he headed large venture philanthropy fund in Eastern Europe; prior to that he was Senior VP with Dun & Bradstreet and led expansion of the company’s financial and business information infrastructure business in Middle East, South Asia and Africa. His previous experience includes management roles in private equity, Big4, banking, top government and international organizations.
Artak also served as Dean of Business at French University of Armenia and taught Management courses in American University of Armenia and Public Administration Academy of Armenia. He earned master’s degrees in AUA, State Engineering University of Armenia, and graduated executive programs at Georgetown University and INSEAD.